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Re: Info file emacs does not exist


From: Clemens Schueller
Subject: Re: Info file emacs does not exist
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:12:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux)

Hello!

Mark Skilbeck wrote on 26.10.2012 at 11:45:
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 01:58:12AM +0200, Clemens Schueller wrote:


>> I compiled my emacs from git sources:
>> 
>> 
>> But when i type C-h r, emacs says
>> 
>> _Info file emacs does not exist_
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> How can I fix this problem?
>> 
>> Greetings and TIA
>
> Olá!
>
> Are you compiling fom source? It looks like you'll need the "makeinfo"
> and perhaps the "install-info" binaries on your system. Install these,
> then in your emacs source directory,
>   1. make info

makeinfo is installed on my system


> If all here goes well (there ought to be an ./info directory full of
> info files), you can go through the build steps again after doing a 
>   make distclean
> and you should be good to go!
>
> If you installed Almighty Emacs through a package manager, shame on
> your package manager! Be brave, and compile from source.


Its not the fault from my packagemanager (as i wrote, i compile my emacs
from git sources). The problem was, that my INFOPATH variable was not
correct. My emacs is installed under /opt/emacs, so the
/opt/emacs/share/info directory was not listed under the INFOPATH
variable.

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
address@hidden: ~]% grep INFOPATH /etc/profile.env
export 
INFOPATH='/usr/share/info:/usr/share/gcc-data/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/4.6.3/info:/usr/share/binutils-data/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/2.22/info:/opt/emacs/share/info'
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

That was the right solution.


Greetings
-- 
Clemens Schueller


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